Sunflower Montessori

  • Sunflower Montessori provides an education based on the philosophy of Maria Montessori for children from age 3 months through the eighth grade.
  • Starting from our original school in 1985, we have grown to 25 classrooms at 3 locations.
  • Although we are large for a Montessori school, our classrooms are structured much the same way as single room schools that employ the Montessori Method.
  • Montessori on the Lake school includes an Infant Center, Toddler/Two's, Children's House (Preschool), Kindergarten, Elementary, and Middle School programs.
  • Our staff believes much work needs to be done in the Montessori community to attain the goals envisioned by Maria Montessori.
  • Her vision believed that World Peace begins with education and to reach that goal we must provide a respectful and nurturing environment for all children of the world to grow into effective and forward thinking citizens of the world.
  • We take great pride in monitoring the progress of our students after they leave our school.
  • We are glad to have been a part of their cosmic curriculum.
  • Until the advent of Charter schools, the educational establishment was skeptical of the Montessori method of education.
  • Despite this, Montessori is steadily gaining in popularity. The nation is experiencing a Montessori Renaissance, and with good reason.
  • Montessori education works in practice because it is founded in sound educational philosophy.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other Montessori association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students44 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Sunflower Montessori Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers2 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio22:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Irvine
    Leport Schools
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    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-8 | 163 students
    11.5 miles
    26 Lake Road
    Irvine, CA 92604
    (949)551-9020
    11.5 PK-8
    163
  • Irvine
    Grades: PK-3 | 115 students
    11.5 miles
    4552 Sandburg Way
    Irvine, CA 92612
    (949)786-7694
    11.5 PK-3
    115
  • Laguna Niguel
    Armenta Learning Academy
    Armenta Learning Academy Photo - So proud of Nicholas! He is a 2nd grader that finished his 90 day reading program with us and is now ready and at the top of his class with a 3rd grade reading level!
    Alternative School
    Grades: NS-12 | 10 students
    0.3 miles
    28062 Forbes Rd, Ste B
    Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
    (949)367-9473
    0.3 NS-12
    10
  • Santa Ana
    The Open School
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    Alternative School
    Grades: K-12 | 18 students
    17.9 miles
    2625 N. Tustin Ave
    Santa Ana, CA 92705
    (714)326-9736
    17.9 K-12
    18

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